Change Your Talk, Change Yourself

If you can imagine it, you can do it.
–Martin Brofman

The power of positive self-talk is huge. Every time we change a negative statement (ďI canít do thatĒ) to a positive (ďI choose not to do that right nowĒ), we send a message of strength and self-care to our inner selves.

Positive thoughts are success-oriented. You can eliminate the word ďcanítĒ from your vocabulary and learn how to change other all-too-common negative statements to positives, here:

I canít stand that–becomes–I feel resistant to that

I canít do it–becomes–I havenít yet learned how, or I choose not to do that right now

I canít see that–becomes–I donít yet see that clearly.

I canít handle that–becomes–Thatís been difficult for me until now.

I canít remember–becomes–I donít recall right now, but it will come in a moment.

It isnít working–becomes–I havenít yet seen results

I donít know how–becomes–I havenít yet learned how

Itís terrible–becomes–It has got to get better

Itís a failure–becomes–I learned something from this

Adapted from Improve Your Vision, by Martin Brofman (Findhorn Press, 2004). Copyright (c) 204 by Martin Brofman. Reprinted by permission of Findhorn Press.
Adapted from Improve Your Vision, by Martin Brofman (Findhorn Press, 2004).

45 comments

annie s.
annie statton3 years ago

Inner talk cd s are good for this.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago

I'd like to change my talk into silence.

Bmr Reddy
Bmr Reddy3 years ago

Thanks for the article

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago

I wish I didn't talk at all!

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago

good reminders on how perspective changes everything

Winn Adams
Winnie Adams3 years ago

Thanks

Terry Vanderbush
Terry V.4 years ago

Brings to mind the book you can't afford the luxury of a negative thought

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.4 years ago

To some extent it's true, but don't exaggerate: In the long run, you can't lie to yourself, for example, when you are really depressed, saying 'I'm very happy' doesn't work.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.4 years ago

To some extent it's true, but don't exaggerate: In the long run, you can't lie to yourself, for example, when you are really depressed, saying 'I'm very happy' doesn't work.